Last week i built a computer for a m8 and he wanted me to test it out and see how it performed, mainly against my other friends computer, so i said ok and got his comp and installed a few games and did a few bench tests on it to see how it went against my other m8s computer, and i also put mine in this test as well but used my m8s 8800GT to see how my old spec comp went against these two similar spec machines. Ok all tests were done the same and was using the same resolution (1440/900), settings, everything etc, only thing changed for the two tests on each game was the AA was turned on and off, otherwise everything else was set to MAX settings that the game would allow me to go. Ok ill list each computer from the one that my m8 wanted to test out, the new one i just built to my computer, but the specs of mine are shown on the side there < Comp 1: AMD X2 5200 2.7GHz (Brisbane core) Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 5-5-5-18 9800GT 512MB XpertVision Sonic (factory overclocked) Seagate 500GB HDD 3Gb/s Comp 2: AMD X2 5000 2.6GHz (Windsor Core) Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX 2GB 4-4-4-12 8800GT 512MB XpertVision Seagate 500GB HDD 3Gb/s Comp 3: Is my comp as shown on the side< but with the 8800GT installed. First up we have the inbuilt benchmark for Company of Hero's Comp 1: Average FPS : 81.7 MAX FPS : 192 MIN FPS : 43 AA Turned on Average : 82.8 MAX : 185 MIN : 41.3 Comp 2 : Average FPS : 100 MAX : 195 MIN : 57 AA Turned on Average : 89 MAX : 184 MIN : 53 Comp 3 : MINE Average FPS : 107 MAX : 218 MIN : 53 AA Turned on Average : 101 MAX : 193 MIN : 53 Next up i ran F.E.A.R same as before, using the inbuilt bench tester. Comp 1 : Average FPS : 87 MAX : 222 MIN : 39 AA Turned on 4x Average : 61 MAX : 130 MIN : 32 Comp 2 : Average FPS : 86 MAX : 217 MIN : 38 AA Turned on 4x Average : 57 MAX : 121 MIN : : 31 Comp 3 : Average FPS : 92 MAX : 210 MIN : 43 AA Turned on 4x Average : 58 MAX : 122 MIN : 31 Next i did a test in Crysis, it was a bit hard to do this one, since it don't have a bench tester in it far as i know, so i did a short walk along the beach with all the comps, the same path over and over with all three comps with AA on and off and measured the MAX and MIN FPS of each computer. All three had settings set to high. I also did a FPS count when i just stood there and didn't even move, all three comps in the same spot. This is what i got. Comp 1 : No AA MIN FPS : 30 MAX : 36 AA Turned on 4x MIN : 18 MAX : 22 Standing Still MIN : 39 MAX : 45 Standing Still AA 4x MIN : 24 MAX : 24 Comp 2 : No AA MIN FPS : 31 MAX : 36 AA Turned on 4x MIN : 19 MAX : 22 Standing Still MIN : 42 MAX : 43 Standing Still AA 4x MIN : 24 MAX : 25 Comp 3 : No AA MIN FPS : 33 MAX : 36 AA Turned on MIN: 18 MAX : 22 Standing Still MIN : 45 MAX : 46 Standing Still AA 4x MIN : 24 MAX : 24 I also did a quick test in UT3 with Patch 3 installed, and ran the same Deathmatch on all three computers with same amount of bots etc, everything set to MAX and measured the MIN and MAX FPS, only thing is UT3 seems to hit a MAX of 62FPS =/ so all computers hit the MAX aloud, but the MIN was a little different. This is what i got. Comp 1: MIN FPS : 35 MAX : 62 Comp 2: MIN : 34 MAX : 62 Comp 3: MIN :32 MAX :62 As you can see from that ^ there wasn't much difference in all three computers for UT3. I did do a test on Supreme Commander but it was a very basic test, lets just say Comp 1 won there by almost 8 FPS over Comp 2 and even more over Comp 3, but its more of a CPU based game, so no surprise there. Anyway thats all i did in the day, it took almost all day lol, but i enjoyed it, and thats the best i could do just here at home with what i had, hope you all find this interesting, or maybe even boring, but i thought id post what i scored up on here to all to see. I must admit that Comp 1 with the 9800GT OverClocked GPU didn't do as good as i thought, and it was on a Fresh install were the others were not. But over all it seems to do better in more heavy Games like Supreme and Crysis. And most of all i was very happy to see my old beast sticking to the newer Dual Cores, in some cases Kiking butt lol. Just shows you not all games these days are multi threaded as yet, or if so there not alot. If you have a single Core CPU like mine, your still good to go with games of today Please feel free to comment Thanks for reading.